John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 7:10 - 7:10

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 7:10 - 7:10


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1Co 7:10.[58] ΠΑΡΑΓΓΈΛΛΩ, ΟὐΚ ἘΓῺ, I command, yet not I) a similar zeugma to, I live, yet not I, Gal 2:20. The force of the word, I command, is affirmatively connected with the Lord.-ὁ Κύριος, the Lord) Christ, who had given instructions on this subject, Mat 5:32; Mat 19:4-5; or even spoke to Paul respecting this matter; comp. 1Co 7:12.-μὴ χωρισθῆναι, not to be separated) The less noble party, the wife is separated; the more noble, the husband, puts away; then in a converse point of view the believing wife also is said to put away, and the unbelieving husband to be separated, 1Co 7:13; 1Co 7:15.

[58] Τοῖς-γεγαμηκόσι, to the married) when both husband and wife are among the number of believers. The antithesis is τοῖς λοιποῖς, ver. 12; when one or other of the parties is an unbeliever.-V.g.